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Welcome to the Team Page! Check out the decades of Blugold history all leading up to the current 2011-2012 team.

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UWEC Forensics
1990's Alumni

1994

Brian Holtenbeck

Major: Chemistryw ith Business emphasis (at UWEC); Pharmacy (at UW-Madison)
Current Occupation: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Years Competed: 1992-1994
Coaches: Tom Workman and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Extemp, Impromptu, Duo, Rhet Crit

Shayna (Bloom) Rutland

Major: Public Communication
Minor: Electronic Media
Current Occupation: Stay-at-home-mom
Years Competed: 1989-91 and 1993-94
Coaches: Jaime Meyers, Tom Workman and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Persuasion, Poetry, Duo, Prose

1995

Adam Hafdahl

Major: Psychology
Minor: Computer Science
Current Occupation: Statistical Consultant
Years Competed: 1991-1995
Coaches: Tom Workman and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Persuasion, Poetry, POI, DI, Duo, Prose

1996

Judine Brey

Major: Communications/Theatre Arts
Minor: English
Current Occupation: Regis High School English teacher and forensics coach
Years Competed: 1992-1996
Coaches: Tom Workman and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Impromptu, Extemp, After Dinner, Persuasion, Poetry, CA, Duo, Prose

Shawn Harris

Major: Political Science
Minor: Philosophy
Current Occupation: Attorney
Years Competed: 1992-1996
Coaches: Tom Workman and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: LD, Informative, Impromptu, Extemp, Persuasion, Poetry, CA, Duo, Prose

Melissa Whitmore

Major: Cognitive Disabilities
Minor: Learning Disabilities
Current Occupation: Special Education Teacher
Years Competed: 1993-1996
Coaches: Tom Workman and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, After Dinner, POI, Prose

1997

Jen (Reel) Holtebeck

Major: Spanish Education
Minors: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Latin American Studies
Current Occupation: Stay-at-home mom
Years Competed: 1993-1997
Coaches: Tom Workman and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Extemp, Impromptu, Persuasion, CA, Informative, ADS, Duo, Poetry, Prose

1998

Nicole Defenbaugh

Major: Communications/Cultural Geography
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University
Years Competed: 1994-1998
Coaches: Tom Workman, Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Impromptu, Extemp, After Dinner, Persuasion, CA, DI, Duo, Prose

Ann Hackel

Major: Social Work
Current Occupation: Social Worker
Years Competed: 1995-1998
Coaches: Tom Workman, Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Impromptu, Poetry, CA, POI, DI, Duo, Prose

1999

Melanie (Miller) Carlson

Major: Mathematics
Minor: Communications
Current Occupation: Actuary
Years Competed: 1995-1999
Coaches: Tom Workman, Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, After Dinner, Persuasion, Poetry, POI, Duo, Prose

Liah (Hooker) Mize

Major: Public Relations
Minor: Political Science
Current Occupation: Account Supervisor at Kane & Finkel Healthcare Communications
Years Competed: 1995-1999
Coaches: Tom Workman, Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright
Events: Informative, Impromptu, Extemp, After Dinner, Persuasion, Poetry, CA, Duo

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